05/15/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Elisabetta Canalis, George Clooney's Girlfriend, Lands TV Role On 'Leverage'

In America, Elisabetta Canalis is best known as George Clooney's girlfriend. Now, she's about to give audiences in the U.S. a taste of her acting talents.

Canalis, 31, will appear in five episodes of the TNT drama Leverage when the show, starring Timothy Hutton, begins its third season this summer. She will play a mysterious woman simply known as "the Italian."

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